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Legal News
10 Jan 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The convening authority for the Office of Military Commissions [official website] retired Marine Major General Vaughn A. Ary on Friday overturned the terror conviction against Sudanese national Noor Uthman Muhammed [charge sheet, PDF] and dismissed the charges against him [press release]. Muhammed was accused of working as a weapons … [read more]


Academic Commentary
9 Dec 2014
by Jordan Paust of University of Houston Law Center

JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center discusses the recently released Senate Torture Report ... The recently released Torture Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee adds another layer of proof of serial international criminality that was manifestly authorized and/or facilitated by Bush, Cheney, Rice, Gonzales, … [read more]


Professional Commentary
25 Nov 2014
by Nathaniel R. Helms of

JURIST Guest Columnist Nathaniel R. Helms, author of No Time for Truth: The Marines, Justice, and the Haditha Incident, discusses the Haditha Incident and the military justice system ...Kenneth Englade recently offered his interpretation of the so-called Haditha Massacre, an unfortunate label applied to a far more reprehensible event that … [read more]


Legal News
18 Nov 2014
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] A US military lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay detainee argued Monday that the detainee, who is described as an al Qaeda commander, may be classified as a soldier according to international war rules and thus exempt from prosecution. The lawyer asked a judge to dismiss the charges against Abd … [read more]


Features
31 Aug 2014

Six hundred and twenty-one detainees have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay since 2002. NPR and The New York Times have identified at least a dozen of the 621 whom have resumed terrorist activities. Of that dozen, two became leaders of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The news outlets acquired … [read more]


Legal News
9 Jul 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The Alberta Court of Appeals [official website] ruled [text] Tuesday in favor of former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], ordering that he be transferred from a federal penitentiary to a provincial correctional facility. Khadr, a Canadian citizen now age 27, was captured by US … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jun 2014
by William Hibbitts

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit [official website] on Tuesday dismissed [opinion, PDF] a lawsuit brought by a former Guantanamo detainee against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld [JURIST news archive]. According to the original complaint [complaint, PDF] the plaintiff, Sami Abdulaziz Allaithi, was an … [read more]


Professional Commentary
6 Mar 2014
by J. Wells Dixon of Center for Constitutional Rights

JURIST Guest Columnist J. Wells Dixon, Senior Staff Attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, says that the continued detentions at Guantánamo are arbitrary and unduly perpetual...In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama declared that the US would complete its military mission in Afghanistan by the … [read more]


Academic Commentary
20 Feb 2014

JURIST Guest Columnist Ronald Sievert of the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University and adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law in national security and international law argues that when weighed against the minimal privacy interests impacted, government metadata surveillance programs produce a net gain … [read more]


Professional Commentary
10 Feb 2014

JURIST Guest Columnist Stephanie Toti of The Center for Reproductive Rights discuss the challenge to Massachusetts buffer zone laws in McCullen v. Coakley...The US Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in McCullen v. Coakley, involving a Massachusetts statute that creates 35 foot buffer zones around abortion clinic entrances and driveways. … [read more]


Academic Commentary
26 Nov 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Jeffrey Addicott of St. Mary's University School of Law says that the Second Circuit's opinion upholding the conviction of alien enemy combatant Ghailani offers a unique view into how a federal appeals court grapples with the legal complexities existing between law of war concerns and domestic criminal … [read more]


Features
20 Sep 2013

The War Powers Clause is found in Article I, Section 8, Clause 11 of the US Constitution. It reads, "The Congress shall have Power... To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water." Article II, Section 3 explicitly names the President … [read more]


Features
20 Jul 2013

During the course of the War on Terror, the US military detained hundreds of individuals as "enemy combatants"—a label the US government used to denote their legal status as unlawful combatants without protections under the Geneva Conventions. With military conflicts first in Afghanistan and later in Iraq, the number of … [read more]


Features
20 Jul 2013

In the wake of 9/11, Bush declared a "War on Terror," sparking US anti-terrorism efforts in the Philippines, Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Lebanon, Yemen, Pakistan, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. On October 7, 2001, the first military action in the War on Terror was launched against the Taliban … [read more]


Features
20 Jul 2013

The Iraq War was plagued with accusations of war crimes and atrocities, aimed at the different parties and countries involved in the conflict. The bulk of those claims revolved around the actual combat between US, Iraqi and guerrilla forces. However, the specter of war crimes infiltrated the war early in … [read more]


Features
20 Jul 2013

On October 7, 2001, following the beginning of the War on Terror, the US military began detaining hundreds of suspected terrorists. Many of those captured were designated "enemy combatants" — a label coined by the administration of President George W. Bush to denote their legal status as unlawful combatants without … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jun 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday denied [order list, PDF] certiorari in an appeal from two US citizens who were detained and tortured by US forces in Iraq. In Vance v. Rumsfeld [docket; cert. petition, PDF], the court was asked to consider whether federal courts may entertain … [read more]


Academic Commentary
30 Apr 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist David Frakt of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the Obama administration should release those detainees held at Guantanamo Bay who have already been declared to not be a danger to the US...One of the most vexing problems currently facing the administration of US … [read more]


Legal News
1 Apr 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] Approximately 250 Yemeni demonstrators gathered Monday in front of the US Embassy in Sanna [official website] to demand the release of Yemeni detainees held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder]. According to media sources, 90 out the 166 remaining Guantanamo detainees are Yemeni [AP report], and several have been detained … [read more]


Professional Commentary
21 Mar 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Shane Kadidal of the Center for Constitutional Rights argues that even if the government's petition for en banc review of al Bahlul v. US fails, it will nonetheless succeed in maintaining the political status quo of the Obama administration...There are, basically, only two ways to leave Guantanamo … [read more]

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